Lookouts add to M-Braves’ skid

Published 12:00 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

A change in venue did nothing to change the fortunes of the Mississippi Braves.

Alfredo Silverio and Brian Cavazos-Galvez each drove in two runs during a four-run rally in the eighth inning, and Chattanooga beat the M-Braves 7-1 in the opener of a five-game series at Trustmark Park.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the M-Braves, and 12th in 16 games. They’ve allowed at least seven runs in each of their last four games.

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Unlike some recent blowouts, this one was close until the eighth. Chattanooga loaded the bases on two walks and a base hit, then Silverio lined his single to left to plate two runs and put the Lookouts ahead 4-1. Two batters later, Cavazos-Galvez doubled to left to bring in two more runs.

Cavazos-Galvez, who entered as a defensive replacement in the fifth inning, finished 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs. Silverio went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

Starting pitcher Chris Withrow held the M-Braves to one run on three hits over six innings. Withrow and three relievers combined to strike out 13 batters.